Effects on reperfusion injury of adding diltiazem to tepid blood cardioplegia


Yaliniz H., Tokcan A., Zeren H., Ulus T., Kisacikoglu B., Salih O., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.7, no.5, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041074
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Although the present techniques of myocardial preservation for limiting ischemia/reperfusion injury in open heart operations yield excellent results for most patients, certain subgroups of patients with advanced coronary artery disease present a challenge in terms of intraoperative safety.